Tickle – September 24, 2019

Looking Back and Looking Forward
What a great day we had on Sunday with Young Harris College worshiping with us! Thank you to the Concert Choir for leading us in worship, President Dr. Drew Van Horn for sharing an update from the campus, and the Rev. Ryan Snider, College Chaplain, for bringing the sermon.
Speaking of the Sniders, be sure to welcome them as the newest members of First Methodist! You may have already seen Ryan and Danielle and their children Eden and Paxton around the church over the past several weeks. Be sure to say hello when you see them on our campus or in the community.
Join us at worship again this Sunday as we begin a series titled, “Questions God Asks Us.” It’s no secret that we have lots of questions for God. Turns out, God has quite a few for us as well. We even heard one last Sunday. We will hear another one this week and maybe even come up with an answer or two. See you then.
Grace and Peace.
Don
Children Present!
Please be aware when you come on campus that the preschool CEC is back in session. This means, SLOW DOWN in the driveway, LOOK for little ones in the crosswalk, and DO NOT come in the wrong way. Parents are dropping off and picking up children in the fellowship hall parking. Please follow the correct flow of traffic and park accordingly. Thank you. The safety of our children is of our utmost importance.
CURB APPEAL WORKERS NEEDED !
As everyone should know, our Fall festival is right around the corner. We are asking those who can help to come out October 5th to do some campus maintenance. We would like to do some weed whacking, blowing, trimming and maybe some sweeping to improve our curb appeal.
We don’t have a stash of weedeaters so if you can, bring one. Same with blowers and hedge trimmer. The trustees will do their best to have what we need in place, we just need servant hearts. We will assemble under the MAC portico at 9AM and plan to be done by noon. We’ll have coffee and donuts available. As always, thanks in advance for your service.
The Hospitality Committee would like to extend their appreciation for all the food items and support with set up, service and clean up last Sunday at the Young Harris Choir Breakfast. It is an honor serving alongside the generous members of this church. Thank you so much!
Can You Help?…
Morning Glory Circle
“Coat Drive”
Drop your gently used coats (all sizes) in the MAC lobby closet. Coats will be distributed this Fall to needy families in our community. Help keep someone warm this Winter!
Join Us!
Wednesday…
“FirstFAMILY” Nights!
5:00pm - Fellowship Supper
6:00pm - Age-group Activities
  • “FirstKIDS” FUNdamentals (grades 1-5) Meets in the “FUNdamentals room (lower level of the Children’s wing). Led by Emily Stafford, Director of Children’s Ministries.
  • “FirstYOUTH” (grades 6-12) Bible Study and Mission Activities. Meets in room M-0 (lower level of the MAC). Led by Jennifer DLM, Director of Youth Ministries.
“Adult Studies”
  • Next Sunday’s Sermon Preview & Discussion Led by Pastor Don Landen. Meets in room M-3/5 (lower level).
  • “FirstMOMS” Fellowship Meets in the Bray Chapel. Moms are invited to join an informal time of “table talk” sharing and fellowship while their children attend our Wednesday “FUNdamentals” program. Group is facilitated by Katie Mashburn.
“FirstFAMILY” Night Supper Menu:
Loaded poutine, salad and dessert
THIS IS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE CHOIR
We kicked off a brand new series in our children’s ministry called Blast Off. It will help kids learn four spiritual habits that will help them grow in their faith. We’re going to have a blast learning and growing together!
This month, FirstKIDS are memorizing the Bible verse Philippians 4:13. When you see FirstKIDS at church or in the community, ask them to tell you the verse and show you the motions! Thank you for discipling our children!
Safe Sanctuary Training will be held TODAY at 3:45pm for anyone that is wanting to volunteer, but hasn’t had the training.
Help Needed!! This year’s Fall Festival dates are Friday, October 11th & Saturday, October 12th. Crafters, we are counting on you to help us with items as well as ya’ll who put away Jams and Jellies for the Country Store. All proceeds from our Festival go toward retiring our MAC debt. Everybody has a part to play! Start working now!
Treasures (annex) and Clothing (gently used, in Fellowship Hall) collection dates…
Friday, September 27 / 9:00am till 11:00 am
Weekday Bible Studies!
Men’s Bible Study meets on Tuesday’s at 10:00am in room M-7 (lower level of the MAC).
Ladies Bible Study meets on Wednesday’s at 10:00am in room M-1 (lower level of the MAC). Ladies will be doing the study “ROMANS… Good News That Changes Everything” by Melissa Spoelstra. Bring a Friend!
Servants Needed!
Have you found your place of service here at FUMC? Pray about these opportunities…
  • Media Volunteers are needed (sound & video) for the Media booth at all three worship services.
  • Worship Design help in the MAC for the “The Well”. Training will be provided. Please contact the church office if you are interested.
  • Morning Glory Circle’s Traveling Gift Shop at the MAC Welcome Desk from 9:30 to 9:45 am and 10:40 to 11:00 am. We have UMC cross and flame necklaces, key rings and bookmarks, as well as Wesley coins and totes. Please come visit us.
  • There is a Need for a Videographer for Night to Shine in February. If you know of someone, please contact Kim Tatman at 404 226 2531.
At the MAC!
Walking Track & Weight Room Hours
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm / Friday 8am-1pm
  • “Fast-Effective-Fitness”. “FEF” meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in the lower level of the MAC. Led by Rev. Mike Welch. Cost is $4.00 per class.
  • “Strength-Stretch-Balance”: SSB is a 1 hour class meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:15am in room M-32. Class is led by Lisa Toups. Cost is $5.00 per class.
  • “PIYO”: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:00am in room M-0 (first floor of the MAC) Cost is $5.00 per class.
  • Christ Centered Yoga: This 1 hour class is led by Pat Tomzyck. Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am in Room M-0.
  • “Tai Chi”: Tuesdays at 1:30pm downstairs in room M-0 of the MAC. Class is led by Dr. Dennis Tidwell. Cost is $10.00 per class.
  • Pickleball! Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The local club plays in the MAC on Mondays & Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 4:30pm …everyone is welcome. There are plenty of experienced players there to get you started.
Mark Your Calendars!
Oct 11-12  FUMC Fall Festival
Oct 14-19  Honduras Mission to Orphanage Emmanuel
Oct 23 “Overflow” concert in the MAC
Nov 7 Young at Heart Day Trip
Please Help Us at the church by keeping us informed of any sickness or procedures that you or any of our members may be experiencing. Thank you! You can contact our Director of Pastoral Care, Rev. Mike Cloyd at blairsvillefumcmike@gmail.com or call the church office @ 706-745-2073.
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Tickle – September 17, 2019

Young Harris College Sunday
Be sure to worship with us this week on our annual Young Harris College Sunday. It’s going to be a great day! With many of you being faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and students, our worship together is always special. The Young Harris Concert Choir, under the direction of our own Jeff Bauman and accompanied by our own Keith DeFoor, will lead us in worship at 8:30 and 11 am. Eric Miller, YHC alumnus, will lead worship at The Well at 9:45 am.
At each of the services, The Reverend Ryan Snider, Chaplain and Dean of the Chapel, will be preaching, and College President Dr. Drew Van Horn will bring greetings from the campus and offer an update on all the great things going on at Young Harris. You don’t want to miss it!
See you Sunday,
Don
Children Present!
Please be aware when you come on campus that the preschool CEC is back in session. This means, SLOW DOWN in the driveway, LOOK for little ones in the crosswalk, and DO NOT come in the wrong way. Parents are dropping off and picking up children in the fellowship hall parking.Please follow the correct flow of traffic and park accordingly. Thank you. The safety of our children is of our utmost importance.
The Circle of Love sends out a big thanks to everyone for their generous support of the bake sale on Sunday, 8th. Together we raised $691.90. With this donation to you, our Firewood Ministry, we give a “warm” thank you for helping our community have a more comfortable winter. Many thanks! We are family!
Can You Help?…
Morning Glory Circle
“Coat Drive”
Drop your gently used coats (all sizes) in the MAC lobby closet. Coats will be distributed this Fall to needy families in our community. Help keep someone warm this Winter!
Join Us!
Wednesday…
“FirstFAMILY” Nights!
5:00pm - Fellowship Supper
6:00pm - Age-group Activities
  • “FirstKIDS” FUNdamentals (grades 1-5) Meets in the “FUNdamentals room (lower level of the Children’s wing). Led by Emily Stafford, Director of Children’s Ministries.
  • “FirstYOUTH” (grades 6-12) Bible Study and Mission Activities. Meets in room M-0 (lower level of the MAC). Led by Jennifer DLM, Director of Youth Ministries.
“Adult Studies”
  • Next Sunday’s Sermon Preview & Discussion Led by Pastor Don Landen. Meets in room M-3/5 (lower level).
  • “FirstMOMS” Fellowship Meets in the Bray Chapel. Moms are invited to join an informal time of “table talk” sharing and fellowship while their children attend our Wednesday “FUNdamentals” program. Group is facilitated by Katie Mashburn.
“FirstFAMILY” Night Supper Menu:
Smoked Turkey, potato casserole, green beans,
roll, and dessert
THIS IS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE BOY SCOUTS
We kicked off a brand new series in our children’s ministry called Blast Off. It will help kids learn four spiritual habits that will help them grow in their faith. We’re going to have a blast learning and growing together!
This month, FirstKIDS are memorizing the Bible verse Philippians 4:13. When you see FirstKIDS at church or in the community, ask them to tell you the verse and show you the motions! Thank you for discipling our children!
Safe Sanctuary Training will be held TODAY at 3:45pm for anyone that is wanting to volunteer, but hasn’t had the training.
Help Needed!! This year’s Fall Festival dates are Friday, October 11th & Saturday, October 12th. Crafters, we are counting on you to help us with items as well as ya’ll who put away Jams and Jellies for the Country Store. All proceeds from our Festival go toward retiring our MAC debt. Everybody has a part to play! Start working now!
Treasures (annex) and Clothing (gently used, in Fellowship Hall) collection dates…
Fridays, September 20 & 27 / 9:00am till 11:00 am
Weekday Bible Studies!
Men’s Bible Study meets on Tuesday’s at 10:00am in room M-7 (lower level of the MAC).
Ladies Bible Study meets on Wednesday’s at 10:00am in room M-1 (lower level of the MAC). Ladies will be doing the study “ROMANS… Good News That Changes Everything” by Melissa Spoelstra. Mark your calendar!
Servants Needed!
Have you found your place of service here at FUMC? Pray about these opportunities…
  • Media Volunteers are needed (sound & video) for the Media booth at all three worship services.
  • Worship Design help in the MAC for the “The Well”. Training will be provided. Please contact the church office if you are interested.
  • Morning Glory Circle’s Traveling Gift Shop at the MAC Welcome Desk from 9:30 to 9:45 am and 10:40 to 11:00 am. We have UMC cross and flame necklaces, key rings and bookmarks, as well as Wesley coins and totes. Please come visit us.
  • There is a Need for a Videographer for Night to Shine in February. If you know of someone, please contact Kim Tatman at 404 226 2531.
At the MAC!
Walking Track & Weight Room Hours
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm / Friday 8am-1pm
  • “Fast-Effective-Fitness”. “FEF” meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in the lower level of the MAC. Led by Rev. Mike Welch. Cost is $4.00 per class.
  • “Strength-Stretch-Balance”: SSB is a 1 hour class meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:15am in room M-32. Class is led by Lisa Toups. Cost is $5.00 per class.
  • “PIYO”: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:00am in room M-0 (first floor of the MAC) Cost is $5.00 per class.
  • Christ Centered Yoga: This 1 hour class is led by Pat Tomzyck. Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am in Room M-0.
  • “Tai Chi”: Tuesdays at 1:30pm downstairs in room M-0 of the MAC. Class is led by Dr. Dennis Tidwell. Cost is $10.00 per class.
  • Pickleball! Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The local club plays in the MAC on Mondays & Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 4:30pm …everyone is welcome. There are plenty of experienced players there to get you started.
Mark Your Calendars!
Oct 11-12  FUMC Fall Festival
Oct 14-19  Honduras Mission to Orphanage Emmanuel
Oct 23 “Overflow” concert in the MAC
Nov 7 Young at Heart Day Trip
Please Help Us at the church by keeping us informed of any sickness or procedures that you or any of our members may be experiencing. Thank you! You can contact our Director of Pastoral Care, Rev. Mike Cloyd at blairsvillefumcmike@gmail.com or call the church office @ 706-745-2073.
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
GENERAL:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
  • Our military families
  • The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Branan Lodge)
  • Our Church Without Walls (CWOW’S) - Suches, GA
  • Our Church staff team and their extended families
  • All our expecting “Mommies to be”
  •  All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
SPECIFIC:
  • Norma Jean Anderson’s brother, Wendell - mouth cancer,surgery yesterday
  • Eva Breedlove – Back Issues
  • Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer
  • Nash Collins

 

Tuesday Tickle – September 10, 2019

Here They Come!
Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.”
Well, that’s certainly happening at First Methodist! At the midweek gathering last Wednesday, there were 19 kids in our children’s ministry. On Sunday morning, we had 26 during children’s church/Sunday School.
Emily Stafford is doing a great job as our children’s director. We are so well blessed. And we are blessed to be a blessing. One way to be a blessing is to volunteer to help with our growing children’s ministry. Servants are ESPECIALLY needed for Sundays at 11 am, but also for Wednesday nights and Sundays at 9:45 am.
Here’s what some of the opportunities to serve look like on Sunday mornings during 9:45 and 11 am worship:
-Small Group Leaders - leading one of the age group classes (all materials and plans provided in advance)
-Small Group Helpers - helping the leader of an age group class
-Technology/Transport - pushing a button on the computer to play music or videos/walking with the kids from the service to the FUNdamentals room
At present, volunteers serve one Sunday a month, though you can certainly serve more often. If you would help with our growing children’s ministry, please contact our Children’s Director Emily Stafford or the church office.
See you Sunday,
Don
Join Us!
Wednesday…
“FirstFAMILY” Nights!
5:00pm - Fellowship Supper
6:00pm - Age-group Activities
  • “FirstKIDS” FUNdamentals (grades 1-5) Meets in the “FUNdamentals room (lower level of the Children’s wing). Led by Emily Stafford, Director of Children’s Ministries.
  • “FirstYOUTH” (grades 6-12) Bible Study and Mission Activities. Meets in room M-0 (lower level of the MAC). Led by Jennifer DLM, Director of Youth Ministries.
“Adult Studies”
  • Next Sunday’s Sermon Preview & Discussion Led by Pastor Don Landen. Meets in room M-3/5 (lower level).
  • “FirstMOMS” Fellowship Meets in the Bray Chapel. Moms are invited to join an informal time of “table talk” sharing and fellowship while their children attend our Wednesday “FUNdamentals” program. Group is facilitated by Katie Mashburn.
“FirstFAMILY” Night Supper Menu:
September 11th, “Patriot’s Day”
All-American Hotdogs with “fixin’s bar”
     Coleslaw            Patriotic Pasta Salad
Gene’s Baked Beans      Apple Cobbler
“FirstYOUTH” is back in full-swing and following the Wednesday Night Dinner Schedule; if there is dinner from 5-6 pm, there is Youth From 6-7pm.
Attention FirstYOUTH… Need some extra spending money? Setup and breakdown help is needed for our OASIS program on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Guys or girls… if you are dependable and have enough muscles to set up / take down tables and chairs we need you. Call Stan Wallace at the church office at 706-745-2073.
We kicked off a brand new series in our children’s ministry called Blast Off. It will help kids learn four spiritual habits that will help them grow in their faith. We’re going to have a blast learning and growing together!
This month, FirstKIDS are memorizing the Bible verse Philippians 4:13. When you see FirstKIDS at church or in the community, ask them to tell you the verse and show you the motions! Thank you for discipling our children!
Safe Sanctuary Training will be held on September 17th at 3:45pm for anyone that is wanting to volunteer, but hasn’t had the training.
Help Needed!! This year’s Fall Festival dates are Friday, October 11th & Saturday, October 12th. Crafters, we are counting on you to help us with items as well as ya’ll who put away Jams and Jellies for the Country Store. All proceeds from our Festival go toward retiring our MAC debt. Everybody has a part to play! Start working now!
Annex (treasures) and Clothing (gently used) collection dates…
Fridays, September 13, 20, & 27
Labor of Love has scheduled a work day for this coming Saturday, September 14th, starting at 8:00 am to fix up the men’s workshop. We will meet at the men’s workshop, up on the hill across from the church annex. We will be building storage racks, adding lighting and plugs, repairing the entry door, and generally cleaning the place. Old non-usable equipment will be removed and room will be planned for all items including the new wood splitter. We also want to remove the old fire pit and clean up around the workshop. All are welcome to help! Any questions, see Wayne Jones at 281 682 6395.
Weekday Bible Studies!
Men’s Bible Study meets on Tuesday’s at 10:00am in room M-7 (lower level of the MAC).
Ladies Bible Study Begins Tomorrow… and will meet on Wednesday’s at 10:00am in room M-1 (lower level of the MAC). Ladies will be doing the study “ROMANS… Good News That Changes Everything” by Melissa Spoelstra. Mark your calendar!
Servants Needed!
Have you found your place of service here at FUMC? Pray about these opportunities…
  • Media Volunteers are needed (sound & video) for the Media booth at all three worship services.
  • Worship Design help in the MAC for the “The Well”. Training will be provided. Please contact the church office if you are interested.
  • Morning Glory Circle’s Traveling Gift Shop at the MAC Welcome Desk from 9:30 to 9:45 am and 10:40 to 11:00 am. We have UMC cross and flame necklaces, key rings and bookmarks, as well as Wesley coins and totes. Please come visit us.
  • There is a Need for a Videographer for Night to Shine in February. If you know of someone, please contact Kim Tatman at 404 226 2531.
At the MAC!
Walking Track & Weight Room Hours
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm / Friday 8am-1pm
  • “Fast-Effective-Fitness”. “FEF” meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in the lower level of the MAC. Led by Rev. Mike Welch. Cost is $4.00 per class.
  • “Strength-Stretch-Balance”: SSB is a 1 hour class meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:15am in room M-32. Class is led by Lisa Toups. Cost is $5.00 per class.
  • “PIYO”: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:00am in room M-0 (first floor of the MAC) Cost is $5.00 per class.
  • Christ Centered Yoga: This 1 hour class is led by Pat Tomzyck. Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am in Room M-0.
  • “Tai Chi”: Tuesdays at 1:30pm downstairs in room M-0 of the MAC. Class is led by Dr. Dennis Tidwell. Cost is $10.00 per class.
  • Pickleball! Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The local club plays in the MAC on Mondays & Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 4:30pm …everyone is welcome. There are plenty of experienced players there to get you started.
Mark Your Calendars!
Sep 22 Young Harris College Sunday
Oct 11-12  FUMC Fall Festival
Oct 14-19  Honduras Mission Trip to Orphanage Emmanuel
Oct 23 “Overflow” concert in the MAC
Nov 7 Young at Heart Day Trip to the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
Please Help Us at the church by keeping us informed of any sickness or procedures that you or any of our members may be experiencing. Thank you! You can contact our Director of Pastoral Care, Rev. Mike Cloyd at blairsvillefumcmike@gmail.com or call the church office @ 706-745-2073.
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
GENERAL:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
  • Our military families
  • The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Branan Lodge)
  • Our Church Without Walls (CWOW’S) - Suches, GA
  • Our Church staff team and their extended families
  • All our expecting “Mommies to be”
  •  All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
SPECIFIC:
  • Norma Jean Anderson’s brother, Wendell - mouth cancer,surgery yesterday
  • Kirby Bowron’s nephew - lung issues, sepsis
  • Eva Breedlove – Back Issues
  • Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer
  • Nash Collins - 4 year old son of Chris and Kristin- broken wrist/arm
  • Sonya Alexander Cristofaro sister (Linda) -radiation treatments
  • Larry Culpepper’s sister - general health
  • Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - continued treatments for colon cancer
  • Kevin Garland - Young Harris music intern at Shepherd Center in Atlanta for brain bleed
  • Deidra Gilbert’s Mother - health, general safety and upcoming move to Georgia
  • Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant

Tickle – September 3, 2019

“First KIDS” Ministry…Family Movie Night!
This Saturday, September 7th, at 6:00pm
in the MAC! Everyone is welcome!
There will be popcorn, drinks, fun, and
you may meet some new friends! Eat our snacks or bring your own. Chairs, blankets, pillows are all welcome too. Come get comfortable and join us for
the Disney-Pixar movie… “UP”

“Circle of Love”Bake Sale This Coming Sunday!
Before and after all three services. We might even have some of our famous Chocolate Chip pies for sale. All proceeds will benefit our Firewood Ministry. Come ready to take something home!

Join Us! Wednesday…”FirstFAMILY” Nights!
5:00pm - Fellowship Supper
6:00pm - Age-group Activities

“FirstKIDS” FUNdamentals (grades 1-5) Meets in the “FUNdamentals room (lower level of the Children’s wing). Led by Emily Stafford, Director of Children’s Ministries.
FirstYOUTH” (grades 6-12) Bible Study and Mission Activities. Meets in room M-0 (lower level of the MAC). Led by Jennifer DLM, Director of Youth Ministries.
“Adult Studies”
Next Sunday’s Sermon Preview & Discussion Led by Pastor Don Landen. Meets in room M-3/5 (lower level).
“FirstMOMS” Fellowship Meets in the gym. Moms are invited to join an informal time of “table talk” sharing and fellowship while their children attend our Wednesday “FUNdamentals” program. Group is facilitated by Katie Mashburn.

FirstFAMILY” Night Supper Menu
September 4th:
Chicken ‘n dumplings, vegetable, fruit salad,
rolls and cookies.

“FirstYOUTH” is back in full-swing and following the Wednesday Night Dinner Schedule; if there is dinner from 5-6 pm, there is Youth From 6-       Attention FirstYOUTH… Need some extra spending money? Setup and breakdown help is needed for our OASIS program on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Guys or girls… if you are dependable and have enough muscles to set up / take down tables and chairs we need you. Call Stan Wallace at the church office at 706-745-2073. We start this week!

Help Needed!! This year’s Fall Festival dates are Friday, October 11th & Saturday, October 12th. Crafters, we are counting on you to help us with items as well as ya’ll who put away Jams and Jellies for the Country Store. All proceeds from our Festival go toward retiring our MAC debt. Everybody has a part to play! Start working now!

Annex (treasures) and Clothing (gently used) collection dates…
Fridays, September 13, 20, & 27

A Manhunt (or Womanhunt) is on… for the person who brought the “Sweet - Hot Banana Pepper Mustard” for our Country Store last year. We would love to know who you are. Please call Stan at the church office.

Weekday Bible Studies!
Men’s Bible Study meets on Tuesday’s at 10:00am in room M-7 (lower level of the MAC).
Ladies Bible Study Begins September 11th... and will meet on Wednesday’s at 10:00am in room M-1 (lower level of the MAC). Ladies will be doing the study “ROMANS… Good News That Changes Everything” by Melissa Spoelstra. Mark your calendar!

Servants Needed!
Have you found your place of service here at FUMC? Pray about these opportunities…

Media Volunteers are needed (sound & video) for the Media booth at all three worship services.
Worship Design help in the MAC for the “The Well”. Training will be provided. Please contact the church office if you are interested.

Morning Glory Circle’s Traveling Gift Shop at the MAC Welcome Desk from 9:30 to 9:45 am and 10:40 to 11:00 am. We have UMC cross and flame necklaces, key rings and bookmarks, as well as Wesley coins and totes. Please come visit us!
We are missing a 10 ft. step ladder from the MAC. If you have borrowed it would you please return it. If you know where it might be call Stan at the church 706-745-2073.
There is a Need for a Videographer for Night to Shine in February. If you know of someone, please contact Kim Tatman at 404 226 2531.

At the MAC!
Walking Track & Weight Room Hours
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm / Friday 8am-1pm

“Fast-Effective-Fitness”. “FEF” meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in the lower level of the MAC. Led by Rev. Mike Welch. Cost is $4.00 per class.
“Strength-Stretch-Balance”: SSB is a 1 hour class meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:15am in room M-32. Class is led by Lisa Toups. Cost is $5.00 per class.
“PIYO”: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:00am in room M-0 (first floor of the MAC) Cost is $5.00 per class.
Christ Centered Yoga: This 1 hour class is led by Pat Tomzyck. Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am in Room M-0.
“Tai Chi”: Tuesdays at 1:30pm downstairs in room M-0 of the MAC. Class is led by Dr. Dennis Tidwell. Cost is $10.00 per class.
Pickleball! Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The local club plays in the MAC on Mondays & Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 4:30pm …everyone is welcome. There are plenty of experienced players there to get you started.

Mark Your Calendars!
Sep 11 Wednesday Ladies Bible Study Returns
Sep 22 Young Harris College Sunday
Oct 11-12 FUMC Fall Festival
Oct 14-19 Honduras Mission Trip to Orphanage Emmanuel
Oct 23 “Overflow” concert in the MAC
Nov 7 Young at Heart Day Trip to the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Please Help Us at the church by keeping us informed of any sickness or procedures that you or any of our members may be experiencing. Thank you! You can contact our Director of Pastoral Care, Rev. Mike Cloyd at blairsvillefumcmike@gmail.com or call the church office @ 706-745-2073.

Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
GENERAL:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
Our military families
The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Branan Lodge)
Our Church Without Walls (CWOW’S) - Suches, GA
Our Church staff team and their extended families
All our expecting “Mommies to be”
All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
SPECIFIC:
Norma Jean Anderson’s brother, Wendell - mouth cancer,surgery
Kirby Bowron’s nephew - lung issues, sepsis
Eva Breedlove - Back Issues
Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer
Nash Collins - 4 year old son of Chris and Kristin- broken wrist/arm
Sonya Alexander Cristofaro sister (Linda) -radiation treatments
Larry Culpepper’s sister - general health
Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - continued treatments for colon cancer
Kevin Garland - Young Harris music intern at Shepherd Center in Atlanta for brain bleed
Deidra Gilbert’s Mother - health, general safety and upcoming move to Georgia
Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant
Camille Higginbotham - recently released from the hospital
George Houdeshel - general health
Miki Johnson - recovery after knee surgery
Rod Johnson - shoulder issues
Greg Lane - in ICU at UGH
Don Murphy - bypass surgery this week
Helen Owenby - general health
Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27)
Kerry Rittenhouse - Mother on chemo
Carol Rogers - recovering at home

 

Tickle – August 27, 2019

What’s UP at First Methodist

Blessings all! I’m am so excited for all the great things happening at First Methodist. Here are a few of the big and new things that are coming UP this week.

Join us tomorrow night for Wednesday night supper beginning at 5 pm. If you can’t quite make it at 5, show UP when you can. After the meal, there will be gatherings around the church for kids, youth, and adults.

One of those groups is just starting UP and is for moms of our kids and youth. Katie Mashburn is heading this UP and invites you to join her in the MAC after supper tomorrow night at 6 pm.

Also, our children’s ministry invites everyone to Family Movie Night next Saturday, September 7, at 6 pm in the MAC. I’m not sure if licensing allows me to name the movie, but I do hope you will show UP. I know we will. Popcorn and drinks will be available, and you are welcome to bring your supper. Also, blankets, pillows, couch cushions, and camp chairs are welcome and encouraged. Hope to see you there!

Grace and peace.
Don

Wednesday Night Supper: Pork tenderloin, scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad, roll and dessert.

We are forming an additional team to help cook and serve on Wednesday nights. This new team will serve once a month if not less. To complete this team, we also need 2 dishwashers…no experience necessary. This is a fun and rewarding job. Contact Lisa Wilson for details. 706 379 2997

DO NOT MISS OUT !!
Saturday, September 7th
in the MAC
beginning at 6:00 pm

Weekday Bible Studies!

Men’s Bible Study meets on Tuesday’s at 10:00am in room M-7 (lower level of the MAC). Church Morgan is leading us through a study of 2 Corrinthians. All FUMC men are invited to come and bring a friend.
Ladies Bible Study Begins September 11th… and will meet on Wednesday’s at 10:00am in room M-1 (lower level of the MAC). Ladies will be doing the study “ROMANS… Good News That Changes Everything” by Melissa Spoelstra… We live in a world full of bad news. The media recounts stories of natural disasters, violence, and conflict. In the midst of all this heartbreak, we can’t lose sight of the fact that God has given us good news. We call it the gospel. In this six-week study of the Book of Romans, we will be highlighting the good news about faith, grace, daily life, God’s plan, relationships, and eternity. Whatever bad news we may receive, in Romans we will find good news to encourage and transform us. Mark your calendar!

SERVANTS NEEDED!
Have you found your place of service here at FUMC? Pray about these opportunities…Media Volunteers are needed (sound & video) for the Media booth at all three worship services.
Worship Design help in the MAC for the “The Well”. Training will be provided. Please contact the church office if you are interested.
Nursery volunteers are needed during the 8:30 and 11:00 Sunday services. Please contact Donna Fredericks @ 239-821-0178.

OASIS Fall Registration
Has Begun!

OASIS Dates to Note…

September 5 Fall Session Begins
October 10 No Class Session
October 31 Fall Session Concludes

Beginning Sunday, August 4th, the Morning Glory Circle’s Traveling Gift Shop will make its Sunday location at the MAC Welcome Desk and be open from 9:30 to 9:45 am and 10:40 to 11:00 am. We have UMC cross and flame necklaces, key rings and bookmarks, as well as Wesley coins and totes. Please come visit us!

There is a Need for a Videographer for Night to Shine in February. If you know of someone, please contact Kim Tatman at 404 226 2531.

Church Cookbooks Have Been Ordered… Those still wishing to preorder cookbooks should see Barb Hahn or Eileen Nichols. Cost is $10.00 per cookbook. Preordered cookbooks will be available sometime in September. Remember, all proceeds from the Cookbook efforts go to retire the MAC debt. Thank you FUMC cooks!

At the MAC!
Walking Track & Weight Room Hours
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm / Friday 8am-1pm

“Fast-Effective-Fitness”. “FEF” meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in the lower level of the MAC. Led by Rev. Mike Welch. Cost is $4.00 per class.
“Strength-Stretch-Balance”: SSB is a 1 hour class meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:15am in room M-32. Class is led by Lisa Toups. Cost is $5.00 per class.
“PIYO”: 45 minute “Yoga and Pilates combined”. Meets on Monday’s at 10:00am in room M-0 (first floor of the MAC) Cost is $5.00 per class.
Christ Centered Yoga: This 1 hour class is led by Pat Tomzyck. Cost is $5.00 per class. Bring your own yoga mat. Meets Tuesdays at 9:00am in Room M-0.
“Tai Chi”: Tuesdays at 1:30pm downstairs in room M-0 of the MAC. Class is led by Dr. Dennis Tidwell. Cost is $10.00 per class.
Pickleball! Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The local club plays in the MAC on Mondays & Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 4:30pm …everyone is welcome. There are plenty of experienced players there to get you started.

We are missing a 10 ft. step ladder from the MAC. If you have borrowed it would you please return it. If you know where it might be call Stan at the church 706-745-2073.

PLANNING HAS BEGUN… for our annual FUMC Fall Festival. This year’s dates are Friday, October 11th & Saturday, October 12th. Crafters, we will again be counting on you to help us with items as well as ya’ll who put away Jams and Jellies for the Country Store. All proceeds from our Festival go toward retiring our MAC debt. Everybody has a part to play! Start working now!

CORRECTION!!! This past Sunday’s bulletin insert had the Annex and Clothing collection dates correct, September 13, 20, & 27th … What was incorrect is those days are Fridays not Saturdays! Sorry for the mistake.

Mark Your Calendars!
Sep 5 “OASIS” Fall Session Begins
Sep 11 Wednesday Ladies Bible Study Returns
Sep 22 Young Harris College Sunday
Oct 11-12 FUMC Fall Festival
Oct 14-19 Honduras Mission Trip to Orphanage Emmanuel
Oct 23 “Overflow” concert in the MAC
Nov 7 Young at Heart Autumn Day Trip

Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
GENERAL:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
Our military families
All in hospice care
The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Branan Lodge)
Our Church Without Walls (CWOW’S) - Suches, GA
Our entire staff team and their extended families
All our expecting “Mommies to be”
All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
SPECIFIC:
Norma Jean Anderson’s brother, Wendell - mouth cancer,surgery
Kirby Bowron’s nephew - lung issues, sepsis
Eva Breedlove - Back Issues
Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer
Two cheerleaders - injuries
Joan Chiras- hip surgery, recovering at home
Nash Collins - 4 year old son of Chris and Kristin- broken wrist/arm
Sonya Alexander Cristofaro sister (Linda) -radiation treatments
Larry Culpepper’s sister - general health
Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - continued treatments for colon cancer
Kevin Garland - Young Harris music intern at Shepherd Center in Atlanta for brain bleed
Deidra Gilbert’s Mother - health, general safety and upcoming move to Georgia
Bill Gleasure’s Family - at his passing
Maggie Guerrier - beginning process for consideration for Kidney transplant
Kathy Heyer - recovering
George Houdeshel - general health
Ed Johnson - stroke
Miki Johnson - recovery after knee surgery
Rod Johnson - shoulder issues
Bill Kolb - recovering from shoulder surgery
Greg Lane - in rehab at Chatuge Nursing Home
Carol Mercer - was able to come to church Sunday
Don Murphy - bypass surgery this week
Helen Owenby - general health
Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27)
Margie Richards - recovering at home from procedure
Kerry Rittenhouse - Mother on chemo
Carol Rogers - recovering at home
Rhonda Schlienger - poor kidney function - prepping for dialysis
Kelly Schuknecht’s new great- granddaughter - premature
Rev. Harold Smith - home with Janice - doing in-home therapy
Janice Smith - recovering at home after surgery
J L Tanner - recovery from shoulder surgery
Bob Taylor - pain relief
Carole and Norm Thompson - general health
Manon Thompson - doing well
Adam Totherow - recovery from surgery
Evelyn Ueltzen’s sister-in-law Heidi Ueltzen- endometrial cancer
John Vogely - home ( Florida) after heart surgery
Carol Warren – chronic back issues.
Sharon Willits - general health
Glen Womack - recovering at home from open heart surgery

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